If you've seen the video lampooning what counts as a green job, consider this: what does the industry count in its job numbers? They'll never tell.
But there is good news: Delaware's junior senator wants to include discussion of an intricate system for indirectly funding renewables!
Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way up front. The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is an incentive provided to energy producers equal to 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, adjusted annually for inflation. If you generate electricity using a renewable system — geothermal, wind, solar, etc. — you’re eligible. For now, anyway. The credit is expiring for most forms of energy creation at the end of 2013. For wind, it’s up at the end of 2012. Which has wind energy producers understandably nervous. But don’t worry, wind energy producers! Karl Rove has your back!
The Democrats' "all of the above" energy message is an effective one. Their "Romney backed a solar clunker too" message is not.
There's been a recent surge of stories about conservatives and climate change in the mainstream media. But oddly, none of them tell voters what they most need to know on the subject. It's time for a primer.
Move over, big-ass dams. Hydropower is getting a makeover thanks to a new type of hydrokinetic turbine that runs in canals and spillways.
Don't believe the common myths about renewable energy. Real-world experience is shattering long-held assumptions every day.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to prevent the military from pursuing biofuels initiatives. So much for energy security and patriotism.
The U.S. military's most audacious green initiative is trying to find biofuels to power its fleets. The effort could transform markets ... but it also poses big risks.